Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies

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December 2007

Volume 12, Issue Supplement s1

Pages iii–v, 2–50

  1. Glossary

    1. Top of page
    2. Glossary
    3. Introduction
    4. Abstracts
    1. Glossary (pages iii–v)

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05841.x

  2. Introduction

    1. Top of page
    2. Glossary
    3. Introduction
    4. Abstracts
    1. Introduction : Edzard Ernst, Barbara Wider, Kate Boddy, on behalf of the Organising Committee (page 2)

      Edzard Ernst, Barbara Wider and Kate Boddy

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05842.x

  3. Abstracts

    1. Top of page
    2. Glossary
    3. Introduction
    4. Abstracts
    1. Homoeopathic RCT embedded in an observational study of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — a successful model of whole-systems CAM research (page 5)

      K von Ammon, H Frei, F Kaufmann, S-F Hsu Schmitz, M Steinlin and A Thurneysen

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05846.x

    2. Effects of self-directed reiki and concentration on cutaneous microvascular perfusion of the fingers (page 6)

      AL Baldwin, C Wagers, A Towe and GE Schwartz

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05847.x

    3. Association of menstrual cycle disorders with the lifetime risk for the development of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (pages 6–7)

      I van den Berg, YS Liem, F Wesseldijk, W Hop, FJ Zijlstra and M Hunink

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05848.x

    4. The effectiveness of massage therapy for managing osteoarthritis of the hip: a pilot study (pages 7–8)

      J Boon, J Cibere, J Dais and C Szostak

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05850.x

    5. What do evaluation instruments tell us about the quality of complementary medicine information on the Internet? (page 9)

      M Breckons, R Jones, J Morris and J Richardson

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05852.x

    6. Usage of praying in patients with chronic diseases (page 10)

      A Büssing, T Ostermann and PF Matthiessen

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05854.x

    7. Therapeutic eurythmy — a systematic literature review (pages 10–11)

      A Büssing, T Ostermann, M Majorek and PF Matthiessen

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05855.x

    8. Preferences for CAM or conventional medicine in elderly individuals (page 11)

      A Büssing, T Ostermann and PF Matthiessen

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05856.x

    9. Attitudes are different in users of acupuncture and homoeopathy (page 12)

      A Büssing, T Ostermann and PF Matthiessen

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05857.x

    10. Attitudes are different in users of anthroposophic medicine and homoeopathy (pages 12–13)

      A Büssing, T Ostermann and PF Matthiessen

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05858.x

    11. No evidence for efficacy of individualised herbal medicine (page 13)

      R Guo, PH Canter and E Ernst

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05859.x

    12. Determination of optimal dose of an ancient Chinese herbal formula in functional constipation (pages 13–14)

      CW Cheng, WM Leung, YL Lai and ZX Bian

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05860.x

    13. Systematic review on the Rosa canina effect and efficacy profiles (page 14)

      C Chrubasik, B Roufogalis, U Müller-Ladner and S Chrubasik

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05861.x

    14. Early use of a rose hip- and seed-based hypocaloric diet as a starter for lifestyle change (pages 14–15)

      JE Vlachojannis and S Chrubasik

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05862.x

    15. Rosa canina pseudfructus sine fructibus: a promising antirheumatic (page 15)

      S Chrubasik, C Chrubasik, L Wiesner, U Widowitz, EM Wenzig and R Bauer

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05863.x

    16. Concomitant herbal medicine and conventional drug use at primary chronic disease clinics in Trinidad (page 16)

      YN Clement, S Ali, S Harripaulsingh, K Lacaille, O Mohammed, S Mohammed, T Ragbir, E Ramirez and K Tshiamo

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05865.x

    17. Effects of energy healing on plant longevity (page 17)

      M Connor, L Schussell, C Connor, A Nguyen and G Schwartz

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05866.x

    18. Hospital-based integrative medicine in the Netherlands (page 21)

      RM van Duijn, M Georgiou, R Koolen and I von Rosenstiel

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05874.x

    19. Garlic oil abolished pancreatic cyst in a female patient (pages 21–22)

      I Durak, H Kocaoğlu and E Devrim

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05875.x

    20. Mixture of feverfew and yarrow causes beneficial effects in migraine (page 22)

      I Durak and E Devrim

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05876.x

    21. Validity of the paediatric questionnaire: an objective measure of infant crying and sleep behaviours (pages 23–24)

      A Green, J Miller, C Ritenbaugh and I Bell

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05879.x

    22. Requirements and barriers for practice-based research in naturopathy and complementary medicine: a qualitative interview study (page 25)

      PW Guendling, E Mesenholl-Strehler, M Schmidt and S Hensler

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05881.x

    23. A free-care paediatric acupuncture clinic in an urban hospital — a 3-year retrospective (page 26)

      ES Highfield, LL Barnes and L Spellman

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05883.x

    24. Effects of Ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761 on dizziness and tinnitus in patients with dementia (pages 26–27)

      R Hoerr, O Napryeyenko and I Borzenko

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05884.x

    25. A study on the different prevalence of chronic diseases according to Sasang constitution (page 28)

      ES Jang, HJ Kim and SW Lee

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05886.x

    26. The effects of self-hypnosis training on pain in persons with multiple sclerosis (pages 28–29)

      MP Jensen, J Barber, MA Hanley, KA Raichle, TL Osborne, IR Molton, BL Stoelb, JM Romano, JM Engel, GH Kraft and DR Patterson

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05887.x

    27. The development of a tool to assess the quality of case reports of adverse events (page 29)

      TB Jimoh, J Savović, R Harris and E Ernst

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05888.x

    28. An introduction to Sasang constitutional medicine (page 30)

      HJ Kim and ES Jang

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05890.x

    29. The effects of some nanodilutions on plant development (pages 30–31)

      GP Kosturkova, AN Delinick [Delinikou] and CA Sikalidis

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05891.x

    30. Influence of a peat bath on the activity of the vegetative nervous system (page 31)

      N Nowack, H Janik and K Kraft

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05892.x

    31. Acupuncture for allergic rhinitis: a systematic review of RCTs (pages 31–32)

      MS Lee, MH Pittler and E Ernst

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05893.x

    32. A validation study on Sasang constitutions and genetic influences (page 32)

      SW Lee, H Yunmi, P Hwayong and K Jongyeol

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05894.x

    33. The influence of an Iyengar yoga programme on cancer outcomes: a mixed methods approach (pages 32–33)

      A Leis, M Duncan, J Taylor-Brown and K Kowalski

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05895.x

    34. Micronutrients and autism (page 36)

      L Mehl-Madrona

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05900.x

    35. Oxytocin and autism (pages 36–37)

      L Mehl-Madrona

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05901.x

    36. Sleep like a baby: can chiropractic care help improve infants’ sleep? (page 37)

      J Miller and M Klemsdal

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05902.x

    37. The oil-dispersion bath — a systematic literature review (page 38)

      T Ostermann, G Bornhöft, A Büssing and PF Matthiessen

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05904.x

    38. Staff and relatives’ satisfaction in an anthroposophic hospital for neurological rehabilitation (pages 38–39)

      T Ostermann, A Büssing and PF Matthiessen

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05905.x

    39. Static magnets for reducing pain: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials (page 39)

      MH Pittler, EM Brown and E Ernst

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05906.x

    40. Static magnets for reducing pain: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials (page 39)

      MH Pittler, EM Brown and E Ernst

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05907.x

    41. Suspected adverse effects arising from the delivery of CAM to children with brain injury (pages 40–41)

      L Powell, A Cheshire, J Barlow and J Stapley

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05909.x

    42. Reports on the usage of homoeopathy in dentistry — a comprehensive literature review (pages 41–42)

      C Raak, T Ostermann and PF Matthiessen

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05911.x

    43. Promoting research guidelines for natural health products (NHPs) in oncology (page 42)

      SM Sagar, BB Aggrawal, RA Newman, H Boon, E Carcache-Blanco, K Kelly, S Miller and S Sutherland

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05912.x

    44. Polysaccharide extracts from Chinese medicinal herbs have a role in enhancing innate immunity (page 43)

      SM Sagar, RK Wong, R Foley and KL Rosenthal

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05913.x

    45. Alternative treatment for drug abuse: the role of nutritional supplements (page 44)

      AO Salako-Akande, YL Bronner and AM Kinyua

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05915.x

    46. The effect of thermal massage on T-lymphocytes and natural killer cell function (pages 44–45)

      C So, VJ Sarath, RA Giolli and S Gollapudi

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05916.x

    47. Anticonvulsant activity of ethanolic extract of Momordica cymbalaria Fenzl. ex Naud (page 45)

      N Srinivas Murthy, N Snehalatha, N Anuradha and YN Seetharam

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05917.x

    48. Outcomes of complementary and alternative healthcare use in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (page 47)

      K Toupin April, MV Zunzunegui, D Ehrmann Feldman, M Descarreaux, P Malleson and CM Duffy

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05920.x

    49. Attitude and decision-making process for use of acupuncture among clinical oncologists in Japan: questionnaire surveys (pages 48–49)

      H Tsukayama, S Furukawa, H Yamashita, S Masuyama and T Kurasawa

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05921.x

    50. Drug compounding method in Tibetan–Mongolian traditional medicine and natural law (page 49)

      B Usukhbayar, D Begzsuren and B Norov

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05923.x

    51. Foundation for good practice: guidelines for therapists (page 51)

      D-M Walker and J Strickland

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05925.x

    52. Neuroendocrinological effects of acupuncture treatment in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (pages 52–53)

      C Weiland, A Schneider, S Bagheri, P Enck, S Zipfel, K Streitberger, C Maser-Gluth and HC Friederich

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05926.x

    53. Pragmatic randomised study evaluating clinical and economic effectiveness of acupuncture treatment in patients with dysmenorrhoea (page 53)

      C Witt, B Brinkhaus, T Reinhold, S Roll, S Jena and SN Willich

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05927.x

    54. Safety of acupuncture – results of a large cohort study (page 54)

      C Witt, B Brinkhaus, S Mank and SN Willich

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05928.x

    55. Nuclear magnetic resonance measurements of homoeopathic potencies of silicea, sulphur and CuSO4 (pages 54–55)

      M Wolf, S Baumgartner, U Wolf and P Heusser

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05929.x

    56. Differences in the transmission of ultraviolet light between homoeopathic potencies and controls (page 55)

      U Wolf, S Baumgartner, M Wolf and P Heusser

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05930.x

    57. Checklist for the qualitative evaluation of clinical studies with particular focus on external validity and model validity (page 56)

      G Bornhöft, PF Matthiessen, S Maxion-Bergemann, U Wolf, GS Kienle, A Michalsen, HC Vollmar and S Gilbertson

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05931.x

    58. Characteristics of acupuncture patients in Japan: a nationwide telephone survey in 2005 (page 57)

      H Yamashita and H Tsukayama

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05933.x

    59. A pilot randomised controlled trial comparing different frequencies of acupuncture for chronic low back pain (pages 57–58)

      J Yuan, N Purepong, I Bradbury, SM McDonough and DP Kerr

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05934.x

    60. Hypnotherapy for children with functional abdominal pain or irritable bowel syndrome: a randomised controlled trial (page 50)

      A Vlieger, C Menko-Frankenhuis, S Wolfkamp, E Tromp and MA Benninga

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05935.x

    61. Changes after acupuncture in patients with chronic pain conditions – what is clinically important? (page 50)

      W Weidenhammer, K Linde and D Melchart

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-7166.2007.tb05937.x

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